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including humanity, heightens our awareness for ecological conversion and hones our intention to live more compassionately and simply. Speaking about our love and grief for the broken relationships with creation enables us to wake up and act. “To be serenely present to each reality, however small it may be, opens us to much greater horizons of understanding and personal fulfilment” (LS 222).

Speaking about our love and grief for the broken relationships with creation enables us to wake up and act. As leaders, one of the most powerful things we can do is speak with all we encounter about how to care for our common home. We can motivate people by sharing new ways of seeing and being in the world whether from our personal experience, the example of others or stories from wisdom traditions. Laudato Si’ invites us to act in new ways through a spirituality of communion to discover behavioural patterns and systems-based processes that are both good for the planet and its people.

“An integral ecology is also made up of simple daily gestures which break with the logic of violence, exploitation and selfishness” (LS 230).

Collaboration requires empathy, commitment, presence and an ability to respond authentically. In professional settings, the principle of communion is often expressed as ‘collaboration’. Collaboration requires skill, attention and intention. You must be patient and present to all creation, people included, and open to listening to all the ways creation speaks to us. Collaboration requires empathy, commitment, presence and an ability to respond authentically.

Care for the earth through developing an integral ecology “We require a new and universal solidarity” (LS 14). The common good is an underpinning principal in Laudato Si’ and we are invited to develop a new ethic of global solidarity with a long term view. The danger of holding a worldview that technology will fix our problems is clearly addressed.

THE FRANCIS EFFECT II: PRAISED BE YOU – ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

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